|i got my Nikki when she was a 4 pound little baby from the south los angeles animal shelter. she had been adopted by someone else from shelter and brought in to the animal hospital where i worked because she was sick. they wanted to take her back to shelter to get their money back or trade her in for another dog. the vet said shelter would put her to sleep, they didn't care just wanted money back. the vet talked them into turning her over to her.the vets name was nicole so when i decided to adopt her i named her after doctor nicole. she was the most special loving dog i have ever known. everyone loved her feathers on her feet. i never spent one night away from her for the 13 years i had her. she had bad arthritis and she fought so hard to keep going. i know she fought so hard for me because she knew how much i needed her. her legs finally gave out, she could sometimes get up but she would go back down again. i know she must have been in pain and the last night i had her home she was up all night trying to get up and could not even with me trying to help her, she was a big girl. i just could not let her go on having to drag herself around. her front legs were very stiff with arthritis too. it was the hardest thing i have ever done to let her go because i know she would have kept trying to get up for me. so now i am waiting to get her ashes back and bring her home but i know she has gone to the rainbow bridge and made a lot of new friends and is healthy again and not in pain. i will always love you Nikki.|
nikki's People Parent(s), debra, would appreciate knowing you have visited their nikki's Memorial Residency.